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SmilynStef
Cornfields of the midwest
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Linky appears to be down ... it's erroring on multiple blogs this morning. Here's my card. https://ingeniousinkling.typepad.com/ingenious_inkling/2019/06/patriotic-birthday.html
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The Mini Challenge at Unity Stamp Company is Independence Day. Since I needed masculine birthday cards, I stretched the challenge a bit to make a Patriotic Birthday Card. I inked the Unity Candles, Stars & Birthday Wishes with Red &... Continue reading
Posted 13 hours ago at Ingenious Inkling
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On Wednesday, I head north to the twin cities and Junkiefest 2019. I spent the morning organizing my supplies for my classes and packing them for transport ... clearly my supplies will be taking-up more room than my clothes. I... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at Ingenious Inkling
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For this morning's SplitcoastStampers Inspiration Challenge at Brick House Fabrics, I was immediately drawn to the orange fabric group ... and then to the seashell designs. I chose this Nautilus Seashell Fabric to inspire my design. After smooshing ink earlier... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at Ingenious Inkling
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What better way to celebrate the beginning of Summer (in the US) than by making cards that feature SNOW at Jingle Belles this week … it might mean snowflakes, snowmen, or a snowy scene … just make sure your card... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at Ingenious Inkling
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Another week of blogland finds: 8 Tips to reduce Anxiety Gorgeous Japanese Papers 20 Salad Making Tips 100 Greatest Movie Quotes Some nights you just want some Cheesy Bread-sticks Can you still sing all of these Sesame Street Songs Toffee... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at Ingenious Inkling
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Click on over to the Technique Junkies Blog to see what I made for the current Fusion Card Challenge. Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at Ingenious Inkling
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I've been on a Clean & Simple kick lately ... this one only uses one color of ink (Versafine Clair Monarch). The Bouquet is Essentials by Ellen Mondo Wildflowers and sentiment is from Essentials by Ellen Lovely by Julie. I... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at Ingenious Inkling
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The mini-challenge at the Unity Stamp Company Facebook Page is to do some Ink Smooshing. I haven't smooshed in a long time ... and as always when I rediscover a technique, I wonder why. I improvised and added some shimmery... Continue reading
Posted Jun 16, 2019 at Ingenious Inkling
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The challenge at The Paper Players is a Clean & Simple Summer Beverage ... and to me, nothing says Summer quite like an iced cold margarita with salt on the rim. Our favorite Mexican restaurant makes them with fresh squeezed... Continue reading
Posted Jun 16, 2019 at Ingenious Inkling
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This week I am the Guest Hostess at the SplitcoastStampers Inspiration Challenge ... I chose the adorable felted creatures of Fudge and Mabel to inspire us. I chose the wonderful Tomte Gnomes to inspire my card. I started with the... Continue reading
Posted Jun 14, 2019 at Ingenious Inkling
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This week for the Jingle Belles prompt celebrating all of the North Pole inhabitants, I chose this Doodle Pop Santa and his little Mouse friend. The sticker sentiment is from SRM and I added a bit of bling down the... Continue reading
Posted Jun 13, 2019 at Ingenious Inkling
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A week of blogland finds: Blueberry Cobbler with Ginger Biscuits Moleskin Project Should we all make a Happiness Jar Tattoo-Inspired Embroidery Justin Richel's Stacked Art Do you like Kitchen Gadgets? Thinking about some fun Temporary Tattoos for the summer have... Continue reading
Posted Jun 13, 2019 at Ingenious Inkling
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Many years ago, we stumbled upon Anderson Japanese Gardens in Rockford, Illinois ... and every time I return, I feel the same peace I felt that very first time. The gardens were established in 1978 by John R. Anderson and... Continue reading
Posted Jun 11, 2019 at Ingenious Inkling
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Today we started a mini-vacation with a driven to Davenport, Iowa. We took the back roads and enjoyed a liesurely drive to our destination. When we were directed to the parking garage for our hotel, it was a little disconcerting... Continue reading
Posted Jun 10, 2019 at Ingenious Inkling
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The new Impression Obsession Challenge is all about Drinks ... you would think I would have some drinks in my stash ... a coffee mug, champagne glass, beer mug ... something?? But no. Clearly I need to win, so I... Continue reading
Posted Jun 9, 2019 at Ingenious Inkling
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I love combining Technique Junkies Bride with Bouquet with sentiments from TJ Wedding Wishes for quick yet elegant wedding cards. The bride was stamped in navy ink on silvery metallic cardstock. Then she was accented with gems for all over... Continue reading
Posted Jun 8, 2019 at Ingenious Inkling
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The site for today's SplitcoastStampers Inspiration Challenge took me down a rabbit hole ... every piece inspired me and made me want to go make pretty things ... make sure you check out Brown Paper Bag. I chose these amazing... Continue reading
Posted Jun 8, 2019 at Ingenious Inkling
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This week at Jingle Belles we're celebrating Santa Claus ... St. Nick ... the Jolly old Guy himself ... or you might choose to feature Mrs. Claus, the Elves, Reindeer or even our favorite, a Yeti ... anyone who might... Continue reading
Posted Jun 6, 2019 at Ingenious Inkling
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Another week of blogland finds: Easy Marshmallow Pie I am fascinated by African Wax Print Fabrics Gorgeous Crepe Paper Peonies (shown) Mini Mango Lassi Cheesecakes I would love to visit this Typography Exhibit Love the sound of this Creamy Corn... Continue reading
Posted Jun 6, 2019 at Ingenious Inkling
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Come Visit Me at the Technique Junkies Blog today where I'm sharing a trio of cards made with gorgeous Shimmering Bliss Underwater Backgrounds. Continue reading
Posted Jun 5, 2019 at Ingenious Inkling
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The theme for the Unity Stamp Company Challenge for June is Animals. My list of boy birthday cards I need in June is rather long, so I went with the Stamp & Sentiment from Holy Cow in brown ink on... Continue reading
Posted Jun 4, 2019 at Ingenious Inkling
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When I saw the Paper Smooches June Inspiration Challenge, I wasn't quite sure what I was going to make. However, as I looked through my stash, I realized there were several sets that would be perfect for a birthday card... Continue reading
Posted Jun 3, 2019 at Ingenious Inkling
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I needed a congratulations card for a new Grandma of twins. I went to my favorite Reverse Confetti Cute as a Button stamp set for the win. The layout is from Feeling Sketchy, sentiment is from Reverse Confetti Posted Note... Continue reading
Posted Jun 3, 2019 at Ingenious Inkling
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The theme at Just Us Girls this week is Retro ... defined as imitative of a style, fashion, or design from the recent past. I went back to 2001 for the style & fashion of Elle Woods from Legally Blonde... Continue reading
Posted Jun 2, 2019 at Ingenious Inkling